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Community Introduction

Welcome to the Town of Queen Creek! Named “One of America’s Friendliest Cities” by Forbes magazine, Queen Creek has earned recognition and awards on regional, state and national levels. We have a very strong educational system with some of the best public and charter K-12 schools in the state, and the Communiversity that provides students the opportunity to earn two- or four-year degrees from several different institutions at one location. Although we’ve only been incorporated since 1989, Queen Creek has a rich heritage based on small-town values and country friendliness. We like to say the Town of Queen Creek offers “the convenience of the city with the comfort of the country.”

Recognized by the Arizona Republic as one of the fastest growing towns in the nation, and as one of the newest communities in Arizona, Queen Creek is constantly changing and improving for residents. Roads, buildings and other amenities are being completed at a rapid pace and even more is planned as part of the town’s 10-year, $149 million capital improvement plan. New shopping and dining choices are opening every month, and all types of housing are under construction across town. All of this growth allows Queen Creek to provide great opportunities and high-end amenities because the town is always focused on quality development. Through innovative projects, partnerships and visionary planning, Queen Creek is situated to be a competitive location for new business, and is positioned for long-term sustainability.

Whether you’re visiting for the day, a new resident or an “old timer,” there’s always something new to explore in Queen Creek. Our “Agritainment” venues have new offerings year-round and there’s a great community events happening almost every weekend! Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center located at the Chamber of Commerce for the latest info or check out explorequeencreek.com to find new adventures. On behalf of the Queen Creek business community, we would like to thank you for visiting, and we hope you’ll discover all that we have to offer.

Queen Creek quick facts
(based on 2013 figures)

Year incorporated: 1989
Cost-of-living index: 90.50
Population: 31,187
Median home value: $204,447
Median age: 30.3
Annual days of sunshine: 296
(Phoenix average)
Planning area: 69 square miles
Elevation: 1,400 feet
Annual average rainfall: 9.2 inches
Average temperatures: (high/low in Fahrenheit) January 64°/39° April 84°/51° July 104°/76° October 86°/57

From a regional workforce of 180,000 people, 88,000 have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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